The Boy Next Door

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The Boy Next Door

91 min - Mystery & Suspense - 27 Feb 2015

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The Boy Next Door

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The Boy Next Door

91 min - Mystery & Suspense - 27 Feb 2015

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La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

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La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

110 min - Live Opera - 11 Mar 2015

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Chappie

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Chappie

121 min - Action & Adventure - 6 Mar 2015

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Shaun The Sheep Movie

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Shaun The Sheep Movie

85 min - Comedy,Animation - 6 Feb 2015

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It Follows

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It Follows

100 min - Horror - 27 Feb 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey

126 min - Romance - 13 Feb 2015

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Unfinished Business

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Unfinished Business

91 min - Comedy - 6 Mar 2015

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Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

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Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

160 min - Ballet - 8 Mar 2015

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Focus

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Focus

104 min - Drama,Comedy - 27 Feb 2015

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The Platters - Uk Tour 2015

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The Platters - Uk Tour 2015

150 min - Live Concert - 11 Mar 2015

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

122 min - Comedy - 27 Feb 2015

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Islands In The Stream - The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story..... - 2015 Tour

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Islands In The Stream - The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story..... - 2015 Tour

150 min - Live Top Tribute Act On Stage - 6 Mar 2015

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Chappie

Rated 15
Chappie

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to... Read more »

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind. 

March

Unfinished Business

Rated 15
Unfinished Business

A hard-working small business owner Vince Vaughn and his two associates Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in... Read more »

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. 

March

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Rated PG
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny Dev Patel , and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina Tina Desai... Read more »

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyones secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. 

March

The Penguins Of Madagascar

Rated U
The Penguins Of Madagascar

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified we could tell you... Read more »

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then ... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world. 

March

Big Hero 6

Rated PG
Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends:... Read more »

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

March

Shaun The Sheep Movie

Rated U
Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the... Read more »

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and its up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

March

Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

Rated PG
Romeo & Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Sergei Prokofiev Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast Alexander Volchkov Romeo , Anna Nikulina Juliet In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets... Read more »

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families. 

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

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March

Cycling with Moliere

Rated 15
Cycling with Moliere

A once great actor, Serge Tanneur, has retired from the limelight. For the past three years, he has lived in solitude on the le de R. Fellow actor Gauthier Valence, whose career is flying high, is planning a production of... Read more »

A once great actor, Serge Tanneur, has retired from the limelight. For the past three years, he has lived in solitude on the le de R. Fellow actor Gauthier Valence, whose career is flying high, is planning a production of Molire's play The Misanthrope and wants to offer Serge the title role. Gauthier is convinced he will accept, but Serge plays hard to get. Instead of committing, he suggests they rehearse together for the week. 

With the play's producer, Gauthier's agent and his lover all arriving on the island at the weekend, the pressure is on Serge to make up his mind. Is he merely toying with Gauthier, or does he really intend to take to the stage once more?

March
Tue 10th SUBTITLED Performance - Penwith Film Society - Winter/Spring 2015 Season

La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

La Traviata - Live: English National Opera

Following last year’s hugely successful live screenings of English National Opera’s award-winning Peter Grimes and Terry Gilliam’s production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini , ENO Screen is set to broadcast La traviata live from the Coliseum to over 400 cinemas across... Read more »

Following last year’s hugely successful live screenings of English National Opera’s award-winning Peter Grimes and Terry Gilliam’s production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, ENO Screen is set to broadcast La traviata live from the Coliseum to over 400 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Wednesday 11 March

ENO Screen, a partnership between English National Opera and AltiveMedia, was launched in 2013. ENO Screen’s live cinema broadcasts are as distinctive as ENO’s live work in the theatre, creating a unique cinematic experience for audience members across the globe. Multiple HD cameras provide unusual angles and close up views of the action on stage and in the orchestra pit, giving a true cinematic experience for audiences.  

ENO presents the first revival of Peter Konwitschny’s celebrated production of one the most popular operas of all time. La traviata tells the devastating tale of Violetta, the beautiful Parisian courtesan who shatters convention and sacrifices everything for love. Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely moving and instantly recognisable melodies making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time.

Making her UK debut in the role of Violetta, which launched the European career of soprano Corinne Winters in 2013, is young superstar soprano Elizabeth Zharoff. Fast emerging as one of opera’s most exciting young artists, Zharoff was a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden in their 2012-13 season, where she performed the role of Violetta for the first time.

ENO Harewood Artist and Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent Ben Johnson returns as Alfredo. He was most recently seen at the London Coliseum singing the role of Tamino in Simon McBurney’s production of The Magic Flute, where he sang ‘superbly throughout’ (Daily Express). In 2013 he was awarded the Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

British mezzo soprano and former ENO Opera Works student Clare Presland will sing the role of Flora while acclaimed British baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore, revisits the role of Germont. Paul Hopwood (Gaston), Matthew Hargreaves (Baron Douphol), Charles Johnston (Marquis d’Obigny), Martin Lamb (Dr Grenvil) and Valerie Reid (Annina) will also revive their roles from the 2013 performances.

La traviata is conducted by Roland Böer. Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, he first appeared at the London Coliseum in 2005, where he ‘thrillingly conducted’ (Financial Times) David McVicar’s production of La clemenza di Tito.

German opera director Peter Konwitschny has built a reputation over four decades for his insightful Wagner, Strauss and Verdi interpretations. The original performances of this production marked Konwitschny’s UK directorial debut.

This Olivier Award Nominated production cuts to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passion, love and tragic death with a modern, uncluttered staging and a running time of less than 2 hours.

La traviata is sung in English with Subtitles | Running time: 1hr 50mins (no interval)

The 2015 ENO Screen season also includes The Pirates of Penzance on Tuesday 19 May and Carmen on Wednesday 1 July.

ENO Screen broadcasts are produced by Serpent Productions, led by MTV award-winning director and Grammy award nominee Andy Morahan and Producer Dione Orrom.

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Conductor Roland Boer Director Peter Konwitschny Designer Johannes Leiacker

Lighting Designer Joachim Klein Translator Martin Fitzpatrick

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Violetta Elizabeth Zharoff Alfredo Ben Johnson Germont Anthony Michaels-Moore

Flora Clare Presland Gaston Paul Hopwood Baron Douphol Matthew Hargreaves

Marquis d’Obigny Charles Johnston Dr Grenvil Martin Lamb Annina Valerie Reid

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
March

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - LIVE - National Theatre

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - LIVE - National Theatre

Meera Syal The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris Broken, London Road . Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents.... Read more »

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
March

Suite Francaise

Rated 15
Suite Francaise

Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940s, Suite Francaise tells the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. As Parisian... Read more »

Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940s, Suite Francaise tells the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers homes, Luciles life is turned upside down - further complicated by the arrival of refined German officer, Bruno. A story of the power of love and the tragedy of war.

Showing from the 13th March 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Swan Lake - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Swan Lake - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music... Read more »

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture. From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

Starring

Cast to be confirmed

Composer

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Conductor

Boris Gruzin

Choreographer

Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Production Information

Ballet in four acts

Running time 180 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
March

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Rated TBC
The Divergent Series: Insurgent

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris Woodley and Four James are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine Winslet , the... Read more »

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Triss family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. 

Showing from the 20th March 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

A View from the Bridge - LIVE - National Theatre - Young Vic Production

A View from the Bridge - LIVE - National Theatre - Young Vic Production

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre... Read more »

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

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March

Cinderella

Rated TBC
Cinderella

Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. 

Showing from the 27th March 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

Rated TBC
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

SpongeBob SquarePants, the worlds favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

Showing from the 27th March 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny: Live: Royal Opera House

Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny: Live: Royal Opera House

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung... Read more »

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

Starring

Christine Rice, Willard W. White, Anne Sofie von Otter, Kurt Streit, Peter Hoare and Darren Jeffery

Composer

Kurt Weill

Conductor

Mark Wigglesworth

Director

John Fulljames

Production Information

Opera in three acts

Sung in English

Running time 180 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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April

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing - Exhibition On Screen Season

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing - Exhibition On Screen Season

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdams Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world's favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the... Read more »

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdams Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world's favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Goghs death.

Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

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April

The Hard Problem - LIVE - National Theatre

The Hard Problem - LIVE - National Theatre

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors . Hilary, a young... Read more »

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

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April

Ivan Le Terrible - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Ivan Le Terrible - Live - Bolshoi Ballet

Music Sergei Prokofiev   Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and... Read more »

Music Sergei Prokofiev 

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

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April

La Fille Mal Gardee - LIVE - Royal Opera House

La Fille Mal Gardee - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original... Read more »

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet’s most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster’s colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Starring

Cast to be confirmed

Composer

Ferdinand Hérold

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Choreographer

Frederick Ashton

Production Information

Ballet in two acts

Running time 135 minutes (approx)

Including one interval

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
May

Man and Superman - LIVE - National Theatre

Man and Superman - LIVE - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 23.10.14 

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
May

The Pirates of Penzance - LIVE - English National Opera

The Pirates of Penzance - LIVE - English National Opera

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance LIVE by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh.  Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee directs his first ever opera for the stage.... Read more »

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (LIVE) by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh. 

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage. Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
May

The Impressionists - Exhibition On Screen

The Impressionists - Exhibition On Screen

They are the worlds most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas andtheir compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really Why and how did they paint What lies behind their enduring appeal To... Read more »

They are the worlds most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas andtheir compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really?Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major newexhibition focussing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, theoutspoken champion of Impressionism. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhapsthe most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists. Durand-Ruels bravedecision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 introduced enlightened,wealthy Americans to modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled greatAmerican galleries with Impressionist masterworks but also kept impressionismalive at a time when it faced complete failure. This energetic and revealing film willtell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
May

La Boheme - LIVE - Royal Opera House

La Boheme - LIVE - Royal Opera House

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving... Read more »

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.

Starring

Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Lucas Meachem and Jennifer Rowley

Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Conductor

Dan Ettinger

Director

John Copley

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in Italian

Running Time 170 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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June

Carmen - Live: English National Opera

Carmen - Live: English National Opera

English National Opera: Carmen LIVE by Bizet. Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of... Read more »

English National Opera: Carmen (LIVE) by Bizet.

Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring.

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July

Guillaume Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Guillaume Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty,... Read more »

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Starring

Gerald Finley, Malin Byström, John Osborn, Enkelejda Shkosa, Sofia Fomina and Nicolas Courjal

Composer

Gioachino Rossini

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

Damiano Michieletto

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in French

Running time 240 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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July

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris Broken, London Road... Read more »

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

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July

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
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Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and... Read more »

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

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August